Lake County will be submitting a grant application for funding to help with projects proposed to help in the prevention of the spread of the coronavirus. Sheriff Tim Walburg told Lake County Commissioners during their meeting Tuesday that funds are available through the federal CARES Act for programs to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19. Walburg said that the county can apply for funding to help with small renovation projects for some county offices to limit the physical contact between employees and the public.
Walburg said that if the county can receive some of this funding, it will be a good opportunity to get some projects done within the offices. He said that they will need to apply for the funding soon.
Commission Administrative Officer Shelli Gust said a good example of what could be done in some of the offices is what is currently in place in the county’s Clerk of Courts’ office on the second floor of the courthouse. Walburg said that there could be an option for cameras to be installed as well as part of the safety features for the offices.
Commissioners Tuesday authorized Walburg and Buildings and Grounds Superintendent Dave Hare to proceed with pursuing the grant through the CARES Act funds for the proposed projects.